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Draken's first renovated Mirage F1 takes flight

Khalem Chapman

Draken International's first regenerated Dassault Mirage F1 performed its maiden flight at Lakeland Linder International Airport, Lakeland, Florida, on November 12.

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Alpine fighter meet

Remco Stalenhoef

This year, the Franco-Swiss Épervier air defence exercise was held at the Swiss base of Payerne. Remco Stalenhoef witnessed F/A-18s and Mirage 2000-5Fs do battle over the Alps.

Remco Stalenhoef
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Airport Movements

A round-up of notable aircraft visiting UK airports.

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Attrition: Report into fatal Red Arrows crash released

A SERVICE Inquiry Panel report into the fatal crash of Royal Air Force Red Arrows Hawk at RAF Valley, Anglesey, is published.

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Gatow Museum: Berlin’s Treasure Trove

Stefan Schmoll reports on the developments taking place at the museum at the former RAF Gatow airfield in western Berlin.

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Belgium’s Multi-Role Mirages

Gen Michel Mandl (ret’d), former Chief of Staf of the Belgian Air Force and a Mirage 5 pilot, recounts the type’s service with the air arm during the Cold War.

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Pucará over the Pampas

SANTIAGO RIVAS

The Argentine Air Force’s major exercise of 2019 saw all the lessons learned so far this year put to the test. And, as Santiago Rivas reports, it was a final opportunity to see the Pucará perform in its original attack role.

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Fifty-fifty over the Baltics

Lt Col István Toperczer

Hungarian Gripens took part in 50 live scrambles during the 50th rotation of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission.

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Sea Breeze: The ‘invisible’ air component

Those closely following the first and last stages of each iteration of Sea Breeze are familiar with the existence of an ‘invisible’ air component.

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Upcoming Events

Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

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Kuwait City, Kuwait

Following on from its successful inaugural show in 2018, the biennial Kuwait Aviation Show returns in January 2020.

Classics of the Sky - Tauranga City Airshow 2020

Tauranga, New Zealand

The annual Classics of the Sky - Tauranga City Airshow is to return this year, held in association with Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and Mount Truck Show.

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Conference

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Rome, Italy

SMi’s 5th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will return to Rome on February 5th and 6th 2020.

Defence Expo (DEFEXPO) India 2020

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Lucknow, India

Returning after a two-year absence is the biennial Defence Expo (DEFEXPO) India 2020. This year's event will be held at Vrindavan Yojna in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.